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Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Small Business (7 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: Does my hon. Friend accept that the Northwest Development Agency, and indeed development agencies generally, have an important role to play? Are not business growth and small businesses encouraged by actions that they are taking in many places in the country, including the former Michelin site in Burnley, which is being brought back into use for small businesses?

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Departmental Policies (7 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Burnley constituency, the effects on Burnley of her Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Burnley (7 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Burnley constituency, the effects on Burnley of her Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997.

Disability Discrimination Bill [Lords]: Clause 18 — Meaning of "Disability" (6 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: I would like to make a few brief comments. I am sorry that I missed the opening of the debate, but I was delayed and proceedings moved a little quicker than I had expected. This will probably be my last opportunity to make a short contribution to a debate in this place. I listened carefully to what the Minister said. Her most important comment was when she said that this was not the end of...

Orders of the Day — Equality Bill (5 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: Does my hon. Friend agree that there is a particular shortage of skills and expertise in several areas and that now is a good time to encourage older people back into work, to make use of the experience and expertise that they have? She has pursued the issue vigorously for many years. Does she agree that now is an opportune time, when unemployment is so low and there are so many job...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kashmir (5 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: My right hon. Friend will recognise that this problem has gone on for 57 and a half years too long. The answer that he has just given was very encouraging, and we all welcome the positive signs that progress is now being made. He will also recognise, however, that there is still some way to go before the problem is solved. Will he ensure that this country gives the necessary support and...

Public Bill Committee: Criminal Law (Amendment) (Householder Protection) Bill (5 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: This will probably be the last Committee that I will chair, and we begin by discussing Government amendment No. 10.

Written Answers — Solicitor-General: Departmental Policies (5 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: To ask the Solicitor-General if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Burnley constituency, the effects on Burnley of her Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (4 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: How many pensioners he estimates are entitled to pension credit and are not receiving it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (4 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer and also for his kind comments. I know that there is more certainty with the latter part of his answer than with the first part. I recognise that the Government have worked very hard to ensure that all older people receive all the benefits to which they are entitled. However, is there not an additional thing that they could do? Many people do not get the...

Written Answers — Health: Dentistry (Burnley) (4 Apr 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were registered for NHS dental services in Burnley in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Skills: Special Schools (24 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: Although three special schools in Burnley will close soon, is it not good and exciting news that we will spend £30 million on new special schools to serve Burnley and Pendle? Last week, Lancashire county council and the Government confirmed five brand new schools for Burnley and a new sixth form. That is an exciting vision and an opportunity for Burnley, which we never had from the...

Written Answers — Health: Digital Hearing Aids (21 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the individual cost to the NHS is of (a) assessment, (b) fitting and (c) follow-up in providing a digital hearing aid.

Business of the House (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: Can my right hon. Friend possibly find the time to squeeze in a debate on the important issue of the £200 council tax rebate for pensioners that the Chancellor proposed yesterday in the Budget, and on the pie-in-the-sky, cash-limited, means-tested amounts that others are proposing? It is important that the House should have the opportunity to discuss these proposals, so that people know...

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Common Agricultural Policy (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: In the week that we have been discussing the report from the Commission for Africa, my right hon. Friend will recognise the importance of agriculture to Africa's employment levels and economy. Does he think that we will be able to deliver CAP reforms that will give Africa and its agriculture a fair crack of the whip?

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Water Charges (17 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she proposes to introduce changes to the system of using rateable values as the basis for domestic water charges.

Written Answers — Health: NHS Staff (Burnley) (16 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses on average were employed in (i) 1997 and (ii) the last period for which figures are available in (A) East Lancashire Acute Trust and (B) Burnley General Hospital; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — International Development: Bangladesh (15 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes the Government are considering planning to assist in Bangladesh; and if he will make a statement.

Commission for Africa (14 Mar 2005)

Mr Peter Pike: I greatly welcome the report, which underlines the commitment of the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister to Africa and international development. My right hon. Friend referred to this country's role in the G8. Does he accept that we need to pursue the same issues later in the year in our European Union presidency and emphasise our commitment, especially to education and health, the lack...


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